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Make a Typecase into a Coffee Table 



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Make a Typecase into a Coffee 

Table 

Written By: Meg Allan Cole 



SUMMARY 

I visited Hackett at the Madagascar Institute here in Brooklyn, NY where he helped me weld 
legs and a base together. You can take a class at your local metal shop or watch Make: Live 
episode 14. 



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Step 1 — Make a Typecase into a Coffee Table 




• Take a class at your local metal shop or watch Make: Live episode 14 to learn the basics 
of welding to create a table base and legs. 



Step 2 




• Or you can bypass welding 
altogether, and attach hairpin legs 
with screws. 



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Step 3 




• Take your typecase or tabletop to your local glass store, or cut the glass yourself, using 
gloves and protective eye wear. 



Step 4 




• Wipe your newly welded legs and 
base down with some rubbing 
alcohol to clean it. Paint over it with 
Liquin to give it a lasting finish. 



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Step 5 




• Attach felt pads to the bottom of the table legs to avoid scratching the floor. 



Step 6 




• Attach the tabletop to the legs with rivets or Liquid Nails. If you use Liquid Nails, clamp the 
table and legs together for several hours after applying. 



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Step 7 






• Fill your typecase with trinkets that you can change as often as you want. Add rubber pads 
to each corner, then place the glass on top. 



Additional photography by Becky Stern. 



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